Were the Framers Correct about Self-Governance..?Posted: December 28, 2013
Will we uphold the Constitution’s republican framework of limited government and continue to prove that men and women are capable of governing themselves and running their own lives? Or will we embrace the “Progressive faith” in the rule of benevolent experts—unelected, unaccountable, and largely unknown—and entrust them with the care to issue regulations governing every aspect of our lives?
One of the many points of contention between Federalists and Anti-Federalists was the Constitution’s lack of a bill of rights that would place specific limits on government power. Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Anti-Federalists held that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual liberty.
Does anyone find it odd that the very elemental debate used by the Federalists is, has been, and will continue to be the most insignificant Amendment of all? Ask yourselves this question, “What does the Tenth Amendment protect me from?”
Yep folks some stuff never changes! We have a President who admits to being Constitutional negligent. Furthermore our beloved leader does all sorts of measures to get his way without due process or Congressional approval.
Today, by contrast, liberals invoke the Founders to justify any and all of their pet policies, no matter how far they stray from the Founders’ constitutionalism.
[I]t seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.
It is unfortunate that many become vile and truthfully ugly when they age. Call it what you like, but where I am we call it senility, meaning, mentally less acute in later life shown by forgetfulness, confusion, and mentally less acute later in one’s lifespan.
We believe that President Thomas Jefferson in his old age got senile. We further believe that it was not only older age that began to change his mind on many issues. We discussed earlier during his first tenure in office Jefferson’s rather pacifistic attitude with immigration had become exactly the opposite in which he alone tried to change immigration laws that allowed for mass intensive immigration.
Just a few years after his second term Jefferson again refers to immigrants as such,
And that Americans should shun immigrants “as we do persons infected with disease” (quote from Land of Promise, by Michael Lind).